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Beware of Monster Drinks – Parents sue Monster after California teen dies of cardiac arrhythmia

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Child Product Recall, Damages and Compensation on June 26, 2013 - no comments.

The mother of a teenager who died from cardiac arrhythmia last year is blaming his death on Monster Beverage, alleging in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that his death was caused by habitually drinking the company’s energy drink. Nineteen-year-old Alex Morris went into cardiac arrest during the early morning hours of July 1 and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The lawsuit filed in California’s Alameda County Superior Court alleges Morris would

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Cycling Crash on Tracks Results In Traumatic Brain Injury

Filled under Accident, Cycling, Damages and Compensation on April 5, 2013 - no comments.

A woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury when she crashed her bicycle on the newly installed streetcar tracks has filed a claim against the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).         Attorneys for Angel Welch sent notice of her personal injury claim to the RTA and city-owned Sun Tran transit service earlier this year, saying they’ll settle for $3 million.  State law requires claims to be noticed within 180 days for a specific amount (which needs

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Forklift Dangers

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Forklifts are one of the most frequently used pieces of equipment in the U.S., with an estimated 856,000 forklifts (also known as “lift trucks” or “powered industrial trucks”) in operation at any given time. So it stands to reason that forklift accidents are among the leading cause of injuries on construction and industrial sites. In Arizona, forklift accidents are frequent – and sometimes fatal. The most common forklift injuries include: • Vehicle tip-overs, crushing the

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Cases Against Day Care Centers

Filled under Damages and Compensation, Lawsuit, Personal Injury on February 28, 2013 - no comments.

“Sexual assault” is a general term that includes: rape, incest, child molestation, marital rape, date rape, sexual harassment, sodomy, sexual abuse, voyeurism, and indecent exposure. Sexual assault is a violent act committed primarily by a perpetrator who needs to feel powerful and in control by forcing someone else to participate in unwanted sexual activity. Often, the victim fears for his or her life or physical well-being and feels that there is no choice but to

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How are children affected by head injury in the family?

Filled under Accident, Brain Injuries, Damages and Compensation, Lawsuit on January 14, 2013 - no comments.

The challenges and tasks faced by children when a parent (or other close relative) is injured are, in the main, very similar to those experienced by the adults in the family (e.g. having to cope with the changed relative, managing role and relationship changes). However, the implications of these challenges for children, and how they are experienced and understood by them, are different from the implications for adults. Because of their age and lack of

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Crosswalks Not Always Safe

Filled under Auto Accidents, Damages and Compensation, Road Conditions, Wrongful Death on January 11, 2013 - no comments.

 A Tucson man died yesterday afternoon from injuries he sustained when he was struck while walking in a crosswalk on Monday.  He was 21. http://tucsonvelo.com/news/tucson-man-dies-after-being-struck-by-car-first-pedestrian-death-in-2013/15194 Unfortunately, studies have shown that pedestrians are NOT necessarily safer in a crosswalk.   According to a Tucson Police Department release, 21 year old Oscar Rodriguez was hit in a crosswalk at Valencia and Country Club Roads at 10 a.m., Monday.  We do not have all of the details on this

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Is your car or SUV being recalled?

Filled under Damages and Compensation on January 7, 2013 - no comments.

 http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=12V602000&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true

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Prescription Mix-ups

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Damages and Compensation, Lawsuit, Medical Injuries, Personal Injury, Product Recall on July 31, 2012 - no comments.

You may have heard about the local 6-year-old boy who was recently given the wrong medication following a pharmacy mix-up. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a pharmacy filling the wrong prescription, and the results are almost always severely dangerous. So what can you do to protect yourself from this type of situation? It is as simple as asking questions. While there lies a large amount of responsibility on the prescribing physician and

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Fourth of July Fireworks

Filled under Accident, Damages and Compensation, Product Recall, Uncategorized on June 26, 2012 - no comments.

Sixty-five percent of all fireworks injuries in 2011 were sustained during the 30 days surrounding the Independence Day holiday. More than half of these injuries were the result of unexpected ignition of the device or people not using fireworks as intended. Fireworks injuries most often resulted in burns to the hands and head, including the eyes, face, and ears. According to the special study, sparklers, firecrackers, and aerial devices were associated with the most incidents.

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The Law on Bullying

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Q. What do I do if my child is being harassed by a bully at school? A. Arizona has a new law that requires schools to have policies on bullying, harassment and intimidation. The message is clear: create an environment where bullying is not tolerated. Each school is required to have a procedure for students, parents and teachers to confidentially report bullying behavior to a school official to trigger investigation, punishment and prevention of further

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